Friday, January 22, 2010
Aka, votes for sale? The Supreme Court decision Thursday allowing corporations and unions to spend whatever they want on political attack ads is huge. It’s a matter of time before some brand backs a candidate. Others may complain that they’re being hit up for donations, but it’s just a question of which brand or corporation crosses the final frontier and throws their logo on a campaign bus. Impossible? Maybe, except for brands like Pepsi, which sure drafted behind the branded Optimism of 2008.